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Ravens were ready to move on from tight end Owen Daniels

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Daniels said he was surprised the Ravens didn't make more of an effort to keep him.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the Ravens were OK with letting tight end Owen Daniels walk.

Once Gary Kubiak took the Broncos head coaching job, speculation was rampant about whether Daniels would follow. During his introductory press conference with the Broncos, Daniels was asked if the Ravens made a push to keep him from doing so.

"Not as much as I thought they would," Daniels said. "They came late with an offer, but it was already, it was kind of after I had already committed to come here. The contract, we had the terms agreed to and everything. After 'Kube' came here though, this was the No. 1 destination."

Daniels was the No. 2 tight end with the Ravens to start the 2014 season but was pushed into the lead role when Dennis Pitta injured his hip again early in the season. Daniels signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Broncos, which was probably a little out of the Ravens' price range anyway.